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  CBS    CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 11    News  News/Business.  
   Bastida and King. New. (CC)  

    September 8, 2010
    11:00 - 11:35pm PDT  

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you don't love me anymore do you billy? what? i didn't buy this cereal to sweet talk your taste buds it's for my heart health. so i can't have any? if you can deprive me of what can help lower my cholesterol... and live with yourself. right. mmm, i worry about your mother. cry herself to sleep every night over my arteries, but have yourself a bowl. good speech dad. [ whimper ] [ male announcer ] honey nut cheerios tastes great and its whole grain oats can help lower cholesterol. bee happy. bee healthy. ♪
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you're watching cbs5 "eyewitness news." all i did is scream "oh god." >> a dump truck on a collision course, what caused the driver to lose control, the twisted metal left behind. he is the only known living person linked to a mysterious killing spree. why he is now out of jail. creative approach to appealing to chinese american voters. a name change on the november ballot. but some are questioning whether it should be legal. and not just your imagination, what's making drivers this one west coast city really slow down. good evening, i'm dana king. >> i'm ken bastida. >> one after another, cars turned into twisted metal. >> and i said to myself "if he is going to stop" it was amazing, i never seen anything like that before in my life and i'm still in shock. >> 13 vehicle crash started with a single dump truck that
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lost control in oakland. itself happened as that truck exited 580 at the off ramp. kiet do talked with the driver at the wheel. >> reporter: for a few moments the driver of this dump truck thought this hall would be his last. did you think you were gonna die. >> i was ready for it. >> reporter: tony who didn't want to give his last name was headed eastbound carrying a load of dirt when he says his breaks gave up out third party top of the hill. >> all i did was screamed oh god from the time i figured this out to the bottom of this hill. at the top of my lungs, that's all i could say. i mean there was nothing else i could do. >> the force of the impact was so strong the dump truck swallowed the back half of this honda accord. the driver of the honda walked away. the back seat? empty. >> miracle nobody is in the back seat. >> oh, well yeah, because the truck is well in the interior
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of the car. >> a domino effect followed as a dozen cars were smashed around. 5 people went to the hospital. ruby white, bus driver, saw the whole thing doctor i was sitting at the red light and i saw this dump truck come zooming down the ramp and i said to myself "is he gonna stop," i said to myself am i ever gonna see anything like that in my life,. >> reporter: she was driving special needs children when she saw it. >> he hit the honda, the honda hit me, turned the different way to hit the bmw and it hit the side of my door and then these cars start banging each other. >> oakland police say they will not likely charge the dump truck driver. he thanks god everyone was okay. >> he is the only known survivor in the bay area murder mystery that left five miami- dade and, tonight, he is out of
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jail. charles righten house was freed less than three hours ago. police found the body of his wife and her friend on property last week and his lawyer is talking about his case and his alleged alibi. >> reporter: charles righten hawes has posted bail. his attorney snuck him out but how does the only man alive left with links to efren valdemoro and sources say lived with the body of his wife and best friend decomposing in his home get bail reduced from $2 million to $25,000. >> the 2 million was based upon the declaration of the officers indicating they were investigating his involvement in a homocide, they did not file homocide charges. >> reporter: the only charges the is a lab oh da's office can hang on him now is possession of explosives and making a destructive device. >> so his presence in the home alone is not sufficient to bring charges of a possible
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homocide? >> that's correct. >> cbs5 has learned the da's case is stalled because the bodies were so badly decomposed, extensive forensic testing is needed, so for now righten hawes walked and his attorney is already trying to prove reasonable doubt. >> i can only speculate. there's an obvious suspect in this case and i can only speculate that he put the bodies there. >> reporter: attorney leslie prince says efren valdemoro is the suspect in four murders, since he is accused of stealing her escalade it stands to reason he killed her and her best friend carol smart. >> some say that that's a kind of a convenience, you now have a suspect who is dead. >> all i know is they have already done an autopsy on this case and they have not charged my client with a homocide. >> reporter: prince has even accused valdemoro for the cash of explosives they are taking from his home and storage unit.
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>> there is something strange about having a large number of explosives in your home and a storage unit. >> first of all i don't know that there was any evidence that he had something in his storage unit. i heard valdemoro had something in his storage unit. >> reporter: despite statements on the discovery of uranium at righten hawes' home prince denies the charge. but for the first time she reveals righten hawes allegedly has an alibi for the murders. >> they can confirm that there were no dead bodies in the house on that day. >> reporter: in fairfield, robert liles, cbs5. police and volunteers spent a sixth day searching a pittsburgh landfill for the missing son of one of the victims. 35-year-old frederick solace hasn't been seen since before his father was found dead a week and a half ago. police believe the suspect in the father's death, the late efren valdemoro, may have put him in the dump. police swooped in and
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busted a big marijuana growing operation near san ramon, it was in a large remote area, police and schiff deputies found 1800 pot plants growing there. they arrested a pittsburgh manna they say was living there. another suspect got away happen. investigatorsest that the marijuana is worth a quarter million dollars. and take a food look at this guy. sunnyvale police calm hima person of interest in as many as 15 arson fires since may. most of the fires have involved dumpsters and piles of trash on the street. but there are also a few cases of car fires, including one where firefighters found someone inside. nine fires, alone, happened one morning last week. all them happened between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m. in residential neighborhoods. >> i don't know what they hope to gain out of it, we're not again a change our stance. >> but 120 inmates at the monterey county jail are stage
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agriculture hunger strike over soap. the jail reduced the number of bars of soap that inmates are allowed to buy per week from 4 to 1. the jail says that there were concerns that inmates were hoarding soap to use it as weapons and to hide contraband inside. inmates say that they need it to wash their clothes as well as themselves. bay area religious leaders joined together in palo alto today to condemn a florida pastor's plan to burn the koran this weekend. members of christian and jewish congregations among others joined muslim leaders in a show of solidarity. more than a dozen speakers called for religious freedom and tolerance and for a greater understanding of all faiths. tonight that pastor says he is not backing off of plans to burn 100 or more copies of the koran on the anniversary of the september 11th attacks. terry jones of the dove world outreach center has been the subject of international pressure to cancel the event.
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the city of gainesville has now denied hima burn permit and his web site was shut down. >> we feel that he is an indirect course of violation of our freedom of expression, freedom of speech, because they are trying to shut us down. >> gainesville residents held their own interfaith service tonight and said that the turn out far outnumbered the 50 managers of jones' church. a long-standing practice on california ballots is coming upped some scrutiny right now. it has to do with the sometimes creative ways that candidates list their names on the ballot. joe vasquez reports it's all perfectly legal. >> reporter: ken, for the candidates who don't already have a chinese name most of them just go down to the department of elections where they are given one. most, but not all. eric smith just got a democratic party endorsement for supervisor in district 10.
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as is is the custom in this city which is 1/3 asian the majority of which is chinese he has chosen a chinese name to go on the ballot next to his english name. it is a foe nettic translation. the chinese characters sound as close to eric smith as possible. some of his friends were encouraging him to go a different direction, calling him something chinese. >> i thought something kingly or nor dick. >> the superior court judge has chosen a chinese name that contains the chinese name of lee as well as fair and just. >> it means fair, just, and with the surname lee which is a very common chinese name which i'm told phonetically sounds like michael nava, so our decision was to go for something that sounded like my name but also conveyed something about the qualities that people would want in a
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judge. >> umm -- legally i guess it's okay, but ethically, probably not. i don't think i would do it. >> reporter: it is apparently legal and commonplace. state senator leland yee introduced a bill calling the practice deceptive. he said if you didn't already have a chinese name his bill would say you could not make one up. >> it would be a trans lit ration, a foe nettic translation, not some characters that somehow suggest some good quality so you can gain an advantage or get some votes. >> reporter: fair and just. if i'm cynical i'm going for a minute you changed your name to try to get them to vote for you. >> i look at it this way. it does double duty as my slogan and my name and i don't think it is misleading in that sense. >> reporter: i want to make this point clear. what mr. nava is doing appears to be perfectly legal. i mentioned senator yee's bill, the governor vetoed that, so it never came to fruition.
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the bottom line here, sit is a common practice that will probably continue to go on for some time. reporting live in san francisco, joe vasquez, cbs5. ne hope so, because it's definitely something to say, eh. >> helping drivers get the picture. coming up next, the optic will illusion meant to make drivers slow down. a call to reflect during the commute. what's behind the thought- provoking questions posed to bay area drivers. symptoms and you think you've got moves better that in? huh. the study that had women determining the difference between a good and bad dancer. i think they were just trying to dance in the rain because we had a few sprinkles and some uncease nah plea cool temperatures. your thursday pinpoint forecast as "eyewitness news" continues. we'll be right back here on cbs5. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the guys who drive a heavy duty truck, have some heavy duty demands. like enough horsepower and torque to get out of just about any situation. a payload that beats the other guys flat out. a frame sturdy enough to bear up a max towing capacity that's over 10 tons. and a braking system tough enough to bring it all to a stop. heavy duty demands? gentlemen, your truck is ready.
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reflect, react, renew, that is the motto of a project putting mobile billboards around the bay area. a group of jewish organizations
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is behind this campaign aimed at getting people of all faiths to reflect on their hopes for the future. there are 10 questions for the 10 days between ra sha shana which the jewish new year and yom kippur, the day of atonement. you can answer them online, organizers will hold onto them and send them back to you next year at this time. you can find a link to the questions on cbs5.com. click on news links. the traffic safety group is experimenting with an optic will illusion to see if it gets drivers to slow down. now take a look on the ground there, it's a drawing of a little girl who has chased her ball into traffic. it's painted in front of a school in west vancouver, british columbia, the closer you get the more the girl comes to view. before you get to her there is a sign that says "you're probably not expecting kids to run into the road." the 3-d image wi ere for >> it's designed to get people's attention in an
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innovative way and the thing is it's not a shocking image as well. there's lots of signage beforehand. >> i think it looks really odd. it doesn't actually look like a girl when you stand there but i think it's going to be really great. >> the 3d image will be there for about a week. other cities are already considering putting in something similar. >> it's wednesday and that means the weekend is coming. >> but you got to admit dana the weather was the talk of the town. 62 degrees half moon bay, san francisco 72 for the warm spat and napa and we had all these clouds on top of the low clouds. the bottom line is these clouds associated with a cold front, very unusual for this time of the year, and it just swiped the northern half of the state of california bringing with it some colder air mass and also enhancing this marine layer. tomorrow morning, by sun up at 6:45, nobody is going to see it, but with the passing of that front it's going to scour
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out all these a little bit earlier allowing us to have some ample sunshine in slightly norm warmer conditions. 72 degrees in livermore, projecting 70 in san jose, 60 in san francisco, these numbers are still averaging 11 to 14 degrees below normal for this time have the year, in september. so the bottom line is, tonight, with the brisk conditions, great sleeping weather. 49 to 55 degrees, overnight lows, tomorrow with the westerly up to 15, a bit chilly and los gatos at 72 degrees. late day. otherwise partly sunny conditions in fremont. east of the bay numbers from 58 in richmond to 77 in brentwood. that's the outside number but that's still averaging 10 degrees below normal. then you go from citizen son beach with partial clearing to sunshine in santa rosa. but still averaging about 14 below normal. here you have the extended forecast, gradual warming on friday, as high pressure
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strengthens, pre-seasonal on saturday and sunday, numbers tend to go down again by about this time next week. that is our pinpoint forecast. stay up with us, we'll be right back, after this. tricking customers into buying >> thanks roberta. look good, feel good. the clever way that some stores are tricking customer into buying more. right back with tonight's good question. you just move your head and your >> something that tastes like vomit? ooh, we'll be right back with tonight's good question. ,,,,
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as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working.
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i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. not really. all right. you move your head, you move your hips, and your dance. pretty simple, right? well, not so much according to a new study. british researchers video taped dance moves of 19 men with a 3d camera. then they mapped the moves on to computer-again rated gender neutral have a a tars. straight women watched and then rated those moves. >> zero. >> eh, that's a pretty good move. >> and the most striking result, tell membership what not to do? >> all of that. >> somebody is just walking around in a circle nodding
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their head for example that's a terrible dancer. >> i have moves. the study found women mostly liked seeing large and varied movements involving the neck and the back. here is the one i don't get. the speed of the right knee movements were also very important to women. >> i don't question any of it. anyway, if upenn still need a reason to feel good about yourself just go shopping.s inquire magazine did and it found a big difference between the size on the labels and the real size of a pair of pants, a pair of pants found at the gap labeled a 36" waste when it really murder 39. a pair of 36" dockers clocked in at 39 1/2, and then at old navy, a 36 was really a 41. help your waistline. >> that happens just with men's pants, right. munching on jelly bellies won't help your 0 waistline and there are a few that are
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popular that you wouldn't think of. the vomit flavored. 6th grader anderson law wants to know what's in that barf jelly been? when ad low, a 6th grader from san leandro, asked me this question -- >> what are the ingredients for jelly flavored jelly beans i knew the kid was testing me, more than that, he was challenging me, he didn't think that i would seek out the famed puke-flavored candy but he was wrong. >> vomit? it tastes like vomit. ho man, that is nasty. >> i blame this woman for coming up with this concoction. she is lisa braisier, the great great granddaughters of that guy, gustav go list, the founder of the people that would become the jetly belly jelly been company. >> at jelly belly we pride ourselves on using natural
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ingredient whenever possible. this is one been we don't use natural ingredients. >> it turns out there is no vomit in the jetty been but the exact recipe is a closely guarded secret and, believe it or not, it has become one of their biggest sellers. >> spicy too. >> yeah. >> wow, that tastes like real vomit. >> and if you like vomit you'll love some of the other flavors here like baugher and pencil shavings and ear wax. and the ever-popular baby wipes. >> this is what you have done to the company lisa. >> and you know what, sometimes that worries me, i don't know what gustav would have thought but my grandmother eloise go list, i'm not too sure she would be delighted about this. >> i need your good questions. send them to me at cbs5.com. the lions got off to a fast start. barry zito throws a great one, and was it enough? >> towards the corner and ... [ audience groa
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since this competition has been continuing for 48 hours and we have yet to eliminate anyone, it is the decision of this board to declare all 20 contestants winners. you have all competed admirably. admirably. a-d-m-i-r-a-b-l-y. admirably. [ male announcer ] at&t is making high speed internet affordable for only $14.95 a month with select services. at&t. rethink possible. but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked. fact: brown promised to cut crime. but murders doubled, making oakland the 4th most dangerous city in america. jerry brown. he just can't deliver the results
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@ x$8ú8ú he'd just gotten his license, so i let him drive.ctice. i parked near the driving range. yeah. probably not the best idea no. bill, our mercury agent. told us not to worry because we were completely covered. it's good to know mercury has great rates for teen drivers... and better to know they've your back when something happens. the car got hammered. mercury has great rates for teen drivers. get a quote and see for yourself at mercuryinsurance.com. fate..in 19 of his 29 starts, the giants have scored 2 runs or less.. . barry zito has not won a game since july 16th but he deserves a better fate because in 19 of his 29 starts the giants have scored two runs or less. but, tonight, he had god's luck on his size.
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jerry sanchez says hallelujah to that. can i have an amen. barry zito pitched a gem but with the game tied at 1 in the third kelly i know son singles home the winning run. that's all they need. would hudson out duel violent sweet or for the second time giving up one run. the giants have the tying run at the plate, cody rock tries to check the swing and he checked out. so do the giants. now we have a triple doze of bad news. both the padres and braves win sending the giants back two games in the division. they have two games tomorrow. did you know the a's are 50- 24 when stealing bases. coco crisp has stolen 16 straight. he also had a two-run jack to left. the only guy that had a shot was this guy and down goes phrasier, boy did he hit it hard. oh, that looked like it hit. more cocoa in the sixth. single to right scores another.
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that is the difference maker, three runs batted in for coco and the ace are winners tonight. roger federer taking on soderling. check out the drop shot from federer. the us open.. is lo th grand slam federer beat soderling in straight sets to get back in the semifinals of the open. he is looking for his 17th grand slam title. someone at niner camp asked the coach if back up david carr ever had a shot at the starting job. here is the top 5. we did not have david carr come in here and compete with him for number 1. we did not. absolutely unequivocally did not. >> at number 4, a lion attack caught on tape at the mgm grand. losing his cool with the trainer. eventually the trainer gets loose, escapes unharmed. i think i would find another line of work. >> you're not lion. >> somebody from peed work in
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the first row, she is definitely better that in guy. adam dunn foul ball, isn't it, what's wrong with the men tonight? the men aren't delivering the goods tonight. >> tonight? >> you can't do it. at number 1 u.s. open doubles. row hand pa pan a and you shawn carechey advance the finals at the pakistani and at indian proving once again stores doesn't prove politics, it plays games. we'll be right back. >> catch the home opener as they face the most formidable challenge of the young season, the reigning super bowl champs. 49ers and e.s.p.n. productions. on the cw, 44 cable 12 ,, [ male announcer ] we went to germany's nurburgring
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♪ the new jeep grand cherokee. ♪ there was a memorial service th t calvary friend and family gathered today to pay tribute to the late dave macwill hattie. >> there was a celebration of the life of the bay area news legend. he died last month at his home. several people stepped up to speak. among them news director wayne walker. >> i looked at him and i said "this guy looks more like ralph cram den than he does walter cronkite." but, you know, that's what it was all about. remember jackie gleason's character ralph cram den was an every man. >> he identified with every man and every man identified with him and that was dave. that's what dave did. >> spent 50 years on